PLANT DEFENCE BOOSTER ™ ChitoGrow GEL BIOPESTICIDE GROWTH ENHANCER
1. Natural bio-polymer, acts as pesticide / bio- pesticide
2. Bio-stimulant for physiological, biochemical actions.
Application method & its importance:
Many field horticultural crops, ornamentals, and turf grown in fields, home gardens, nurseries, and other sites. It acts as plant defence booster & plant growth regulator (enhancer). Helps plant defend against certain fungal diseases, including early and late blight, downy and powdery mildew, and gray mol. Spray on leaves throughout growing season, with applications every one week or 10 days. It doesn’t get washed away with rain water. Dilute solution of ChitoGrow Gel [5 ml in 1 litre] when sprayed on plant surface forms a thin
film. ChitoGrow gel is known to be non-toxic, biodegradable, biocompatible, and antibacterial. Sprays of chitosan have been found very effective in controlling downy mildew with less number of sprays of other fungicides. Approved by US EPA fact sheet 128930.
Applications in post harvest management of fruits by spraying / dipping
1. In long term storage of some fruits
2. Uniform ripening.
Wide range of horticultural crops and flowers including Orchids can be sprayed with ChitoGrow gel to improve growth, quality and post harvest preservation.
ChitoGrow gel sprayed on bunches for management of powdery mildew in vineyards can be useful for better shelf life of the grapes after harvest. However, additional spray of chitosan especially on table grape bunches few days before harvest is more effective in improving
shelf-life of bunches.
ChitoGrow gel coated grapes will have added advantages -reduce respiration and loss of water from barriers and also increase total phenols in grapes. Thus it protests grapes both desiccation and disease. ChitoGrwo gel coated grapes keep its firmness longer giving better appearance of the bunch. Due to antibacterial property of ChitoGrow gel it also reduces rotting by direct action. It acts in similar manner when sprayed on strawberries, bananas, pomegranate, oranges, lemons, tomato, capsicum and many types of vegetables.
Bio-stimulation & defence mechanism of chitosan.
Above shows model of chitosan responses at the cellular level. Chitosan binds to the plant cell membrane initiating a secondary messenger signal to the cell and generating hydrogen peroxide and finally regulating the expression of biotic stress responsive genes (e.g.,chitinase (CHI) or glucanase (GLU). [Ref: Scientia Horticulturae 196 (2015) 49–65]
ChitoGrow gel is characterized by high antibacterial and fungicidal activities to prolong shelf life of agro produce such as fruits, vegetables, flowers and orchids.
Packing: 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 200 litres